June Institutes Celebrated Authors and Speakers

Two reasons to be excited about summer are TCRWP’s world renown Reading and Writing Institutes! First year and advanced participants will be immersed in learning and processes that help them to develop richly literate reading and writing workshops in their classrooms.

Participants will also learn from a variety dynamic TCRWP educators including Carl Anderson, Lucy Calkins, Colleen Cruz, Mary Ehrenworth, Amanda Hartman, and Cornelius Minor. In addition to these remarkable speakers, we’d like to spotlight the following celebrated authors and speakers who will join us this year.

The following authors will join us at the June 17-21 Writing Institute:

Naomi Shihab Nye is an award-winning poet and author. Ms. Nye has written books of poetry for adults and young readers, picture books, and YA fiction. Her many books include: A Maze Me, 19 Varieties of Gazelle:Poems of the Middle East, Honeybee, and Habibi. In May, Ms. Nye was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate for 2019 to 2021. She is the first Arab-American to earn this distinction. Follow her @NaomiNye6B.

Pam Munoz Ryan is the author of over forty books, including the novels Esperanza Rising, Becoming Naomi Leon, Riding Freedom, and Echo. She has won the Pura Belpré award, a Newbery Honor, and is the author recipient of the National Education ASsociation’s Civil and Human Rights Award. Follow her @Pam MunozRyan.

During the June 24-28 Reading Institute, the following authors will join us:

Sara Ahmed is the author of Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension and coauthor of Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry. She will join us for the Reading Institute. Ms. Ahmed has helped lead Facing History and Ourselves, an international organization devoted to developing critical thinking and empathy. Follow her @SaraKAhmed.

Kathy Collins, a former TCRWP staff member and beloved speaker, is co-author of I Am Reading and author of Growing Readers and Reading for Real: Teach Students to Read with Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms. Ms. Collins has been a primary level teacher, a coach, and an adjunct instructor. Follow her @KathyCollins15.

Lester Laminack is the author of many publications for teachers including, Writers ARE Readers, Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations and the upcoming, Reading to Make a Difference, as well as books for children including Three Hens and

a Peacock and Saturdays and Tea Cakes. Follow him @Lester_laminck.

Gordon Korman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who has written over 80 books for young readers, including the Swindle, Son of the Mob, and The 39 Clues series. He will join us for the Reading Institute (June 24-28). His books regularly show up on the ALA Popular Paperback for Young Adults lists and the nominations for Young Reader’s Choice Awards.
Follow him @gordonkorman.

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